A trip to Hawaii is definitely on this Strathpine couple’s wishlist to enjoy their Gold Lotto winnings, but first, they’re celebrating by splurging on upsized coffee.
“I said to my wife this morning that when we go out for our daily cappuccino instead of getting it in a cup, I’ll splash out and get it in a mug,” the husband said revealing their modest way of celebrating after winning the division one prize of $1 million.
“I might also get a piece of cake too!”
The couple, who wished to remain anonymous, held the only division one winning entry across Australia in Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto draw 3936 which was drawn on Monday 6 January 2020.
“Yahoo! Haha! Thank you!” the husband laughed.
“It’s bloody great! Wahoo!” adds his wife.
The husband said his wife was still out when he checked his ticket after his morning walk and thought that he had won. He wasn’t sure at that time “whether to text her and tell her to come home immediately or to wait.”
“When she walked in the door the first thing I said was ‘there is something you need to see here’. We couldn’t believe it!
“I’m just so glad it’s true and it has been confirmed.
The couple has been playing the same numbers every week since the game started and just chose them at random all those years ago.
“We’ve never won anything more than $100! This is our year!
The couple said that they’ll start writing their wishlist now that they are sure that they indeed win, and that includes a trip to Hawaii.
“My wife wants to go to Hawaii and with this win, I think we’ll be able to manage that!
“We’ll be travelling at the front of the plane too – bloody oath we will!
“We’ll probably have to buy a shipping container for all the shopping my wife will do while we are there!”
The winning 12-game marked entry was purchased at Nextra Strathpine. The winning numbers were 16, 35, 5, 43, 26 and 11, while the supplementary numbers were 24 and 6.
The financial year, the Lott’s division one winning tally has so far totalled 212, including 53 won by Golden Casket customers.